From watching his parents navigate the complexities of apartheid-era rule, to later growing a globally renowned group of companies committed to equity, Shukri Toefy has witnessed and experienced two South Africas.
The first, governed by race and class, shaped Shukri’s childhood and motivated him to become a successful entrepreneur. The second, after 1994, has been a great democratic experiment that offers new freedoms and frustrations for everyday citizens, students, and professionals alike.
In this talk, Shukri uses the geographic and cultural context of South Africa to share anecdotes that offer insight into cultivating the fortitude necessary for success in an ever-changing world.
This event is co-sponsored by The Humanities Center, Menard Family Center for Democracy, and the Department of History.